So Long, Pork Chop: Eggertsville ’emotional support’ Pig Moves Out of State

Sept. 13, 2019

An Amherst police officer attempts to interrogate Pork Chop about his escape and romp through Eggertsville in April. (Photo courtesy of Justin Cole)

An Amherst police officer attempts to interrogate Pork Chop about his escape and romp through Eggertsville in April. 

Pork Chop the emotional support pig has flown the coop.

The 200-pound potbellied porker that caused a stir this spring by rambling around its Eggertsville neighborhood was removed from the home where it lived in violation of Amherst town code.

A town building inspector this week confirmed that Pork Chop no longer lives at the home of Kevin and Dianna Kruss, and Amherst Town Justice Geoffrey Klein dismissed the charges against the homeowners Wednesday in Housing Court.

Town Prosecutor Jeffrey Marion said it’s his understanding the pig was moved out of state, but he doesn’t know where specifically.

“They fixed the problem,” Marion said Thursday.
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